Hillary wants her Benghazi Blunder buried by the end of 2014.
Via The DC
A new congressional report on the Benghazi terrorist attacks faults the White House for either not understanding or ignoring the fragile security situation in Libya before U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed.
“In assessing military posture in anticipation of the September 11 anniversary, White House officials failed to comprehend or ignored the dramatically deteriorating security situation in Libya and the growing threat to U.S. interests in the region,” said a report from the House Armed Services Committee released Tuesday.
Since the Benghazi attacks — which occurred on the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks — the House Armed Services Committee has held closed-door briefings to learn about the actions of the military chain of command before, during, and after the attacks.
During those hearings, lawmakers repeatedly expressed disbelief over why the armed forces was ill-equipped to respond to the terrorist attacks, according to transcripts released by the committee. General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and General Carter Ham, who led U.S. Africa Command, were among those who appeared before the committee.
The committee report released Tuesday on those hearings notes how Libya’s “continued troubles were well known to the public and policy makers” after Libya leader Muammar Gaddafi was toppled in October 2011.
“This tumult was obvious in the city of Benghazi,” the report states. “In the eighteen months before September 2012, there were nearly twenty violent incidents targeting U.S. or western interests there.”